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Wednesday, September 13

Toronto Lit Up: Shannon Bramer

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Famous Last Words Bar
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Shannon Bramer

IFOA and Bookthug invite you to the release of Precious Energy by Shannon Bramer, as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

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Precious Energy, the fourth collection of poetry from Hamilton-born poet and playwright Shannon Bramer, is a uniquely playful collection of vibrantly sad, peculiar, and often funny poems about domestic life, motherhood, and the baffled child that remains within us all even as we grow up and into whatever person we keep trying to become.”

 

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.

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Friday, September 15

Toronto Lit Up: Adam Bunch

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Spacing Store
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Adam Bunch

IFOA and Dundurn Press invite you to the release of The Toronto Book of The Dead by Adam Bunch as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

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“Toronto has witnessed countless lives lived and lost as it grew from a muddy little frontier town into a booming metropolis of concrete and glass. The Toronto Book of the Dead tells the tale of the ever-changing city through the lives and deaths of those who made it their final resting place.”

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.

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Saturday, September 16

Toronto Lit Up: Shawn Hitchins

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Glad Day Bookshop
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Shawn Hitchins

IFOA and ECW Press invite you to the release of A Brief History of Oversharing by Shawn Hitchins as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

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“Comedian Shawn Hitchins explores his irreverent nature in this debut collection of essays. Hitchins doesn’t shy away from his failures or celebrate his mild successes — he sacrifices them for an audience’s amusement.”

 

 

 

 


Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.

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Tuesday, September 19

Toronto Lit Up: Martha Baillie & Camilla Grudova

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 7:00 PM
Burdock
Book Launch: Toronto Lit Up
Participants: Martha Baillie, Camilla Grudova

IFOA and Coach House Books invite you to the release of If Clara by Martha Baillie, and The Doll’s Alphabet by Camilla Grudova as part of the Toronto Lit Up book launch series.

Meet the authors, network and celebrate their new work!


“A mysterious manuscript falls into a bed-ridden writer’s lap in this novel of broken bones, Syrian folktales, and plummets of all varieties.”

“Baillie delivers a work of magical realism that captures the experience of postcolonial guilt … and gives voice to a silenced past.”– Publishers Weekly, starred review

 

 


“Dolls, sewing machines, tinned foods, mirrors, malfunctioning bodies – by constantly reinventing ways to engage with her obsessions and motifs, Camilla Grudova has built a universe that’s highly imaginative, incredibly original, and absolutely discomfiting. The stories in The Doll’s Alphabet are simultaneously childlike and naive, grotesque and very dark.”

 

 

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Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.

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Sunday, September 24

The Word On The Street 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11am-6pm
Harbourfront Centre
Special Event: The Word On The Street
Participants:

This year marks the 28th edition of The Word On The Street Toronto, Canada’s largest outdoor book and magazine festival. Annually attracting more than 200,000 visitors, 200 performers, and 250 exhibitors, this free festival champions literacy with a showcase of Canada’s hottest new books and authors. Be sure to check out the newest additions to the festival lineup, the Francophone Literature Stage, where they will be celebrating the very best in French-language writing, and the Indigenous Literature Stage, where they will be highlighting today’s most important Indigenous authors.

Check out the 2017 participants here!

 

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